The Magnificent Trophy Room Contest Begins!

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  1. Berek

    Berek Senior Community Manager Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Get your houses ready for the most intense contest yet this year! Over the next several weeks, you will have the fun opportunity to show off your hunting heroism, crafting coordination, and trophy triumphs in this new three part contest kicking off today.

    PART 1: Hunt down a creature, kill another player (to get their skull), or catch a fish!

    PART 2: Craft the trophy from that creature (human skulls come as-is, no preparation needed...)

    PART 3: Display your trophy triumphs in a single room of a house you have access too!​

    As we receive contest submissions, they will be announced in the forums and on social with eventually a gallery of all submissions put together.

    SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE
    • 2-5 screenshots of combating a creature that can provide a trophy (1x with UI, 1x without UI)
    • 2-3 screenshots of you in the crafting process for creating the trophies (2x with UI)
    • 2-4 screenshots of your trophy room (1x with UI, 1x+ without UI, try different angles, lighting, etc.)
    • Brief one paragraph description for each screenshot. Please include where you killed creatures, how and even where you crafted the trophies, how many and what types of trophies you’ve collected, where your house is located at for visitor viewing (incl. Scene name and location coordinates), etc.

    Submit all screenshots in a single post response HERE. Deadline to submit is Monday, May 29 at 11:59pm CT.

    We will only accept one submission per individual or group, though you can submit your own entry separate from a group, if it’s completely separate in content. No reuse of submission materials!

    SOME EXAMPLE TROPHIES
    • New in R41: Phoenix, Dragon, and Troll
    • Mounted Desert Wolf
    • Mounted Obsidian Wolf
    • Mounted Timber Wolf
    • Mounted Patriarch Bear
    • Mounted Large Crocodile
    • … including several others
    • … and player skulls!

    SCREENSHOT GUIDELINES
    • Resolution: Minimum of 1920×1080, and always in 16:9 aspect ratio (you can trim).
    • Quality: Use in-game settings to their maximum, no post-screenshot alterations allowed.
    • Set the stage: Other players and staged items in the shots are great resources.
    • Capture the action: Since only 4x combat screens are allowed, choose what you feel are the most prominent creatures you intend to have trophies for.
    • Stand your ground: Either your own house or permission to set up a trophy room in someone else's home is acceptable. This must be recognized in your submission.
    • Protip: Be mindful of the game time for the best lighting angles you want, if any.
    • Remember! UI off toggle is (Key: F9), no post-alterations to the screenshots please.

    WINNERS & PRIZES

    Prizes will be awarded on a tier basis:
    • 1st Place: 100 in-game COTOs and three developer skulls of your choice
    • 2nd Place: 50 COTOs and two developer skulls of your choice
    • Two Runner-ups: 25 COTOs and one developer skull of your choice.
    All valid entries will receive a custom title in-game (exact title yet to be decided… community suggestions are welcome! Should refer to the contest in some way, and not be a title that we would use for other hunting/trophy purposes.)

    Winners will be announced at the start of the Summer Telethon on May 31 around 12:30pm CT.

    If you have questions about this contest, or wish to comment on a particular submission, please post in the official contest forum thread. Good luck crafters, hunters, and decorators!

    RULES & GUIDELINES

    Since this is a value-based contest, a committee of judges will be formed at Portalarium, and any tie breakers will be resolved by the committee. Any disputes or disagreements in the community on who ultimately won will NOT be tolerated as an open discussion in the forums, but send a PM to Berek. Anyone attempting to subvert the contest in any way is subject to an immediate suspension and/or disqualification from the contest.

    Inappropriate or vulgar submissions are prohibited and will also result in immediate disqualification.

    Submissions containing any of the following are considered inappropriate:
    • Sexual content or references
    • Disparaging race, gender, or group of people
    • Drug or alcohol abuse
    • Death or suicide of persons real or fake
    • Graphical bugs
    • Depicting the state of the game in a negative manner

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PLEASE SEE COMPLETE RULES FOR OTHER RESTRICTIONS. THIS IS A SKILL-BASED CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.
     
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  2. Brass Knuckles

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    Im very happy about the throphy stuff, cant wait to see what people can do..

    I also cant wait to see what portal can do given enough time, rare head skins... hrmm mabey

    Throphey Hunter, Big game hunter
     
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  3. Balec Fares deCani

    Balec Fares deCani Bug Brigade - Bug Hunter

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    I'll suggest a couple straightforward ones...
    Magnificent Trophy Room Contender
    Magnificent Trophy Room Creator
    Magnificent Trophy Room Proprietor
     
  4. Jack Knyfe

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    I think "Trophy Hunter" would be succinct and snazzy simultaneously.
     
  5. Balec Fares deCani

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    Very much agree...but...
     
  6. Alley Oop

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    it's not just the killing, it's the crafting. taxidermist.
     
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    Finally.. I have a use for your skull

    now...I gotta figure out the right angles for my SS's

    oooo is there a photographer in the house?
     
  8. Balec Fares deCani

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    Yes....just let me know when you'll be home and I'll stop by!
     
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  9. Arturius Magnus

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    "Master Hunter"

    Ive had my trophy room since heads came out, Actually I twiitered it to Richard and he replied!...

    And I also was an avid bug reporter when obsidian wolfs dropped elder wolf heads..

    I hope I can use those!!!!

    :)
     
  10. Kabalyero

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    what if you didn't have to craft anything? like a room full of Avatar Body Parts? :D
     
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    Screenshot the Price of the Oracle instead. :)
     
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  12. Alley Oop

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    you can make skull candles
     
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    Berek Senior Community Manager Moderator SOTA Developer

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    You must have at least one crafted component in the room :).
     
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    Can Trophy Room screenshot submissions be updated (delete and replace) up to the closing date as long as the room is the same as the original room submission? Ive submitted, but continue to grow my collection, and I absent mindedly forgot to place a couple of trophies in original post. Not a big deal if not, I'm still happy with my submission.
     
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    Berek Senior Community Manager Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Absolutely, you are free to edit your submissions as much as required before the final closing time.
     
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    When is the final closing time? the 31st of May?

    --- nevermind -- Deadline to submit is Monday, May 29 at 11:59pm CT.
     
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  17. Paulie Walnuts

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    @Berek

    Just "Hunter" would be a pretty sweet title.

    "Tracker" would be cool also.

    But if you want the ultimate title for this competition. "Predator".
     
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    The problem with these contests is that the submission thread quickly becomes cumbersome to load, especially on my phone. Also, I think the title "Trophy Hunter" is the best.
     
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    Why do arrows sticking out of Riei Firefeather look like spears?
     
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    Magic.